Explore the top cultural highlights of Istanbul’s opulent past – visit the grandiose Topkapi Palace, the glittering Grand Bazaar, enjoy a breathtaking yacht cruise between Europe & Asia on the beautiful Bosphorus, the magnificent Hagia Sophia Church, the elegant Blue Mosque and ancient Hippodrome, set in the cobbled streets of the old Imperial quarter – heart of ancient Byzantium & Constantinople…

Itinerary – Old City Tour

The Ultimate Tour of Istanbul
Old City Tour & Bosphorus – See As Much as Possible in 1 Day
Full Day Private Tour:
Zoe Yacht Private Cruise in Comfort with Old City Tour
Breathtaking Sightseeing Cruise on the Bosphorus & Highlights of the Old City

08:30 – Pick up at the hotel or cruise ship port and transfer to pier for a breathtaking private yacht cruise of the Bosphorus highlights by Zoe Yacht (please see the official photos of Zoe Yacht here: Istanbul seen from the Bosphorus is an impressive and unforgettable cruising experience.

Enjoy unique views with great photo opportunities in a relaxing environment with this 2-hour Sightseeing Cruise on Zoe Yacht gliding by some of the famous and historical sights of the Bosphorus Strait for the best highlights of both Europe & Asia, such as Bosphorus Bridge, Dolmabahce & Beylerbeyi Palaces.

Disembark and drive to the Old City to visit Topkapi Palace, the main residence of the Ottoman Sultans, with its jewel encrusted treasury and elegant four courts.

Next visit thefamous Hagia Sophia Museum, once the largest church in the world for 1000 years.

Later visit the Blue Mosque, designed with 6 delicate minarets and a striking blue Iznik tiled interior.

Nearby, take a stroll through the site of the ancient Hippodrome, once the sporting ground of chariots and political riots, and see the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column and Fountain of Wilhelm II.

Also visit the Grand Bazaar, a labyrinth of fascinating shops full of unusual antiques, colorful spices, beautiful jewelry and richly textured fabrics. 17:00 – Drop off to the hotel or cruise ship port.


Start this tour any date you like – Departs daily.
Advance booking required. Subject to availability.
Zoe Yacht Cruises on the Bosphorus operate everyday morning til night at any time you wish, subject to availability.


A custom program is possible on request – Please just email us with your details of arrival and interests and we can create a tailor made escorted tour for your tour of Istanbul. Our private guides and A/C transport can collect and drop you off at the hotel to start and end the tour.

Place of Departure:

From Istanbul with pick up from European-side city-center hotels and cruiseships. We can pick you up from any European-side city-center hotels or cruise ships for this tour, such as from Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Galata, Taksim/Beyoğlu, Cihangir, Beşiktaş, Nişantaşı, Şişli, Ortaköy, and Karaköy areas or from the port for cruise passengers.


Prices are per person adult in Euro for this special combination tour:

 Old City + ZOE Yacht Cruise Combination Tour:
2 Guests275 € per person
3 Guests195 € per person
4 Guests155 € per person
5 Guests129 € per person
6 Guests115 € per person
7 Guests99 € per person
8 Guests90 € per person
9 Guests82 € per person
10 Guests75 € per person
11 Guests69 € per person
12 Guests65 € per person


  • Prices are subject to availability and dates with pick-up from European-side city-center hotels or cruise-ships.
  • For any other number of travelers, please email us for appropriate rates.
  • Early Bookings required, especially peak times, weekends and holidays.

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What’s Included:

  • Guided tour of the main highlights as in the itinerary.
  • All tours with professional English-speaking guidance.
  • All transport by new-model deluxe a/c vehicles.
  • Pick up from hotel or cruise ship port to start tour.
  • Drop off to the hotel or cruise ship port after tour.
  • All parking tickets and petrol.
  • All taxes.
  • 2 hour Zoe Yacht Cruise on the Bosphorus.

Not Included:

Entrances, lunch (choice of lunch venues), optional tips.

Information & Reservations:

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Istanbul City Tour Package

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